If you see me tomorrow, and I’m walking a bit slow… it’s because I rototilled on my garden for a bit… then I rode my bike clear to the mailbox at the other place (roundtrip of six miles)… then I came home and mowed my lawn with my little mower. It’s like pushing a mower over a rutted pasture – my lawn is NOT smooth.
I imagine I will be a little stiff…
I poured grass over my new hugelkultur and though I didn’t take a photo today of the progress, here’s a pic from last night.
A layer of cardboard, then logs around the edge, then some old cornstalks, then the dirty bedding from my baby chickens, THEN grass clippings. A good watering and I will be cooking compost in no time!
I hope to encourage more raspberries in this direction… but if I had help tearing out my old strawberry bed, I’d be willing to put them here as well.
I need to hire a big strong guy for a day or two! Breaking apart a concrete strawberry bed is not *really* what I want to do…
I wrote an article for the local paper on hugelkultur, straw bale gardening, Earth Boxes, lasagna gardening, and keyhole gardens. They are all fun in their own way… being lazy about hauling stuff clear out to my compost pit is a big benefit! All this stuff sounds like work, but I still enjoy it.
Have you guys tried any unique ways to garden??? Seems like I’m always willing to try something new!
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